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- Verified account
- Cataract Full Pathway provider
I offer Bupa customers standard cataract surgery on the Full Pathway package option at Spire Shawfair Park Hospital, Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh .
This package includes your appointments before and after surgery, as well as your surgery and mono-focal lenses. It means you won’t use up your out-patient benefit or receive any additional bills from your surgeon (or anaesthetist, if you need one) for eligible treatment.
Please call the Bupa Eye Care team to find out more about and to pre-authorise your treatment on 0345 600 7267.
I have been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon for over 20 years and currently working at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Royal Edinburgh Infirmary and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Young People in Edinburgh. Prior to this, I completed my general ophthalmic training in rotations based in Dublin, Cambridge, Aberdeen and Sheffield. During my training, I successfully became the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Ireland and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London. I completed my subspecialty paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus (squint) training at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University College of Los Angeles, U.S.A.
I am a cataract surgeon with special interest in adult small incision cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange and multifocal lens surgery, paediatric ophthalmology and manage the full range of paediatric ocular and neuro-ophthalmological conditions, from the common such as strabismus, amblyopia (lazy eye) and blocked tear ducts (sticky eyes), to rarer ophthalmic conditions, such as congenital cataracts and retinopathy of prematurity. In addition to my paediatric practice, I also undertake general adult ophthalmic consultations and surgery including small incision cataract surgery and multifocal lens implantation surgery, I am a registered member of the European Society of cataract and refractive surgery, American Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and British Isles of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association.
I perform cataract surgery and laser treatment on infants and children and have performed over 7,000 adult cataract operations with a very low complication rate (National Ophthalmic Database figures) I perform over 30 to 40 squint operations per year.
In addition to my clinical work I am very interested in research in Ophthalmology and I have published more than 50 papers in peer reviewed national and international ophthalmic, genetic and radiology journals. I am also interested in education, training and teaching and a Honorary Senior Lecturer of University of Edinburgh.
Areas of interest
• Small incision cataract surgery
• Refractive lens exchange
• Multifocal lens implant
• Paediatric ophthalmology
• Strabismus surgery ('squint')
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at:
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion,
Royal Edinburgh Infirmary,
Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Young People,
Cataract surgery and Multifocal Lens Implantation
Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (squint)
Macular Degeneration Treatment
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(Additional) Languages spoken
- Chinese - Native or bilingual
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Courses offered to GPs
Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery;
Paediatric Ophthalmology, Trauma, General Ophthalmology.
0% Readmission and Postoperative Infection Rates after surgery;
0% Mortality Rate
High patient satisfaction with no complaints from patients in the last 16 years in practice
Reference number 3165780
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
My mobile number is 07400532704.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: tin.chan8